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, in fact, irs personnel engaged in the kind of practices that have been reported on and were intentionally targeting conservative groups, then that's outrageous and there is no place for it. you know, they have to be held fully accountable. >> now while the president claims he only found out about this late last week, members of his own administration were reportedly alerted from conservative groups were being targeted nearly two years ago. according to the wall street journal, an upcoming report from the treasurely department's inspector general will reveal a top irs lawyer was informed about this practice in june of 2011. however, almost a year later after she was briefing her boss, the commissioner of the irs appeared before lawmakers in congress and denied this was taking place. watch this. >> kwan give us assurances that the irs is not targeting tick groups baseed on political leanings? >> first, yes, i can give you assurances. we pride ourselves on being a nonpolitical, nonpartisan organization. so there's absolutely no targeting that the kind of back and forth that happens when peop
, this is pretty straight forward. if in fact irs personnel engaged in the kind of practices that have been reported on, and were intentionally targeting conservative groups then that is outrageous. there no place for it. and... you know, they have to be held fully accountable. >> now, the president claims he only found out about this last week, members of his own add plin straigs were alert that had conservative groups were being targeted nearly two years ago. according to the "wall street journal" a report from treasury department will reveal a top irs lawyer was informed about this practice in june, 20116789 however, almost a year later her boss, the commissioner of the irs appeared before lawmakers in congress denying this is taking place. watch this. >> can you give us assurances the irs is not targeting particular groups based on political leanings? >> first let me start by saying yes, i can give awe sureances. we pride ourselves on being a nonpolitical, nonpartisan organization, and so, there is absolutely no targeting that the kind kind of back and forth happen when people apply for
. camp. >> bill: the fired head of the irs getting grilled today on capitol hill. but as usual he knows nothing. >> i don't have names for you, mr. brady. i'm willing to try to find that out. >> bill: we have very precise irs coverage tonight and talk to a man who got hammered by that agency. >> give meme stuff. >> stuff right now. >> i'm sorry. >> bill: students are attacking teachers all over the u.s.a. but now the los angeles school district says they will no longer suspend threatening students insane? we'll have analysis. >> don't do that. >> bill: new study out of the university of california says strong men are often conservative. while weak men tend to be liberal. >> i daddy a rebel. >> is that a fair assessment? gutfeld and mcguirk. fairness weigh he in. >> bill: caution, you are about to enter the no spin zone. the factor begins right now. >> bill: hi, i'm bill o'reilly, thanks for watching us tonight. grilling the irs. that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo. today the house ways and means committee questioning fired irs commissioner steve miller. one of his
transparent as it gets. we need huckabee silenced. send the irs to check his records and give him something else to worry about instead of harassing me and check his facebook time line, i am sure something is on there to tax him for. and send the drones to fly over his house. and confiscate huckabee's guns and see how he likes it when he can't go hunting anymore. and take his bass dpu tar away. no more music for huck hug and that will make him think again for challenging me. and now i need something for the media to get off of my back. hey, joe, it is the president. i need my vice-president to step up to plate for his country. i need you to do what you do best. go out and say something ridiculous in front of the cameras. let the media focus on. that ♪ tonight on huckabee. as three separate scandals rock the white house, the irs targeting the conservative groups take center stage. is this still america? is the governmento drunk on power it would turn his force and might to harass and intimidate an average american who only wants her voice and their voices heard? >> that average american is
welcome to hannity. tonight there is fresh fallout from the irs enemies list targeting conservatives. earlier today, lawmakers on capitol hill grilled the top official at the tax agency ousted commissioner steve miller during a firey hearing. now, there was several bomb shell revealations for starters during his testimony today miller admitted that the apology made last week by irs lawyer lois learner was staged. watch this. >> do you know miss celia roady a member of the advisory council on tax exempt and government entities? >> i do. >> was her question to ms. learner about targeting conservative groups planned in advance? >> i believe that we talked about that, yes. >> no, miller also acknowledged that the irs knew about the scandal in may of last year. since you were not able to watch owl of today's testimony here are some of the highlights. >> we were told no such targeting was happening. that isn't being misled. that is lying. >> this is very chilling for the american people. i know that where you are at and you are going to -- you are resigning and walking away f
has trouble on three fronts as you may know. the irs illegally investigating conservatives. the assassination of libyan ambassador christopher stephens still not defined after eight months. and the justice department secretly obtaining the phone records of some journalists. today, the president met with the turkish prime minister who looked a little confused and then answered questions about the three controversies. we begin with the irs deal. >> i'm outraged by this in part because, look, i'm a public figure. if a future administration is starting to use the tax laws to favor one party over another or one political view over another, obviously we are all vulnerable. >> bill: okay. mr. obama fired the irs acting director last night and replaced him today with another bureaucrat. but there is deep suspicion in some circles that the liberal obama administration created an atmosphere where far left zealots in the irs were basically unsupervised. they could do what they want. that's a hard charge to prove but, there is no question that mr. obama's administration is ideological.
to say about the irs. your favorite department, right? favorite agency? good night from bad wad back here tomorrow night at 10:00 p.m. eastern. them. leftovers. >> bill: the o'reilly factor is on. tonight: transparency and the rule of law will be the touch stones of this presidency. >> wow. what happened to that? the obama administration is now stonewalling three separate controversies. and it is paying a terrible price. >> how does the president say with a straight face americans who trust their government? >> bill: tonight, we will report on all the controversies with bob beckel, kirsten powers, dennis miller, james rosen, and carl cameron. >> bill o'reilly wants to know how you think the country is doing right now. >> it's a longer discussion than a red carpet. bill buy the world stunned by actress angelina jolie underwent a double mastectomy. a close friend of ours did that as well. we will talk about e.d. hill about her discussion. >> late breaking news. the president fires the head of the irs. caution. you are about to enter the no spin zone, the factor begins right now.
questions on those stories including number one, that the irs has now admitted that it inappropriately targeted groups with conservative, political leanings. we are now hearing that the acting irs commissioner actually knew about this for a year. soon he will have to answer on to a growing list of congressional committees that are investigating the matter. how did the acting head know about it for a year and president obama tells us yesterday he learned about all of this from a news report on friday? like the rest of us? how can that be? this comes less than 24 hours that from reports that the doj grabbed months of phone records from the associated press is what is being called an unprecedented intrusion into the freedom of the press. eric holder department's taking records from multiple ap offices. we believe they were subpoenaed and obtained but without any noticed to the ap. getting records from nearly 2 dozen phone lines and countless journalists their home phones, their cellphones, the records of everyone they called because eric holder or his deputies wanted to know with whom the
. >> this is a fox news alert. there are breaking developments tonight out of washington regarding the irs enemy's list scandal. a short time ago fox news learned that a second top official at the tax agency has announced plans to resign. now for the latest on the fallout surrounding the scandal and much more we head to washington. doug, what's the latest? >> the second ira executive to announce his plans to retire is joseph grant, commissioner of the tax-exempt entities division. he's an 8-year vet and former staffer of the house ways and means committee. that's the tax writing committee on the house side. surprisingly he was promote today his position only eight days ago, two days before the scandal broke. previously he worked for the democratic majority of the powerful ways and means committee. under the former illinois congressman. irs employeesed thousands to causes but two-thirds benefited democrats and liberal leaning organizations. one of those donors was douglas shulman. he was a george bush appointee and contributed $5,000 in 2004. the first hearing on the irs scandal commences tomorro
discussion. >> late breaking news. the president fires the head of the irs. caution. you are about to enter the no spin zone, the factor begins right now. >> hi, i'm bill o'reilly. thanks for watching us tonight. the obama administration going south fast. can it save itself that is the subject of this east coast's talking points memo. headline right now the irs scandal could be worse than benghazi as the president fires irs chief stephan miller. at this point mr. obama had to do that. >> i will do everything in my power to make sure nothing like this happens again. by holding the responsible parties accountable, by putting in place new checks and safeguards and going forward by making sure that the laws applied as it should be in a fair and impartial way. the irs admitting it targeted conservatives. listen to this. just hours earlier, than what the president just said, jay carney was saying that the white house can't really explain how the irs corruption happened because fbi is investigating. i cannot obviously comment on the investigation that the attorney general announced the other day.
record on the fox news channel. but go to gretawire.com, tell us what you think about the irs or about obama care, whatever you want. it's all yours good, night from washington. have a great friday. >> bill: the o'reilly factor is on. tonight. >> have a legal responsibility to inform others of the truth and you don't share that truth? that's what called? >> i always answer questions truthfully, mr. camp. >> bill: the fired head of the irs getting grilled today on capitol hill. but as usual he knows nothing. >> i don't have names for you, mr. brady. i'm willing to try to find that out. >> bill: we have very precise irs coverage tonight and talk to a man who got hammered by that agency. >> give meme stuff. >> stuff right now. >> i'm sorry. >> bill: students are attacking teachers all over the u.s.a. but now the los angeles school district says they will no longer suspend threatening students insane? we'll have analysis. >> don't do that. >> bill: new study out of the university of california says strong men are often conservative. while weak men tend to be liberal. >> i daddy a
: the targeting of the irs by the tea party and other conservatives. >> was the irs using inappropriate criteria in its review of organizations applying for tax exempt status? yes. was the irs delaying their applications? yes, and finally, did the irs ask unnecessary and inappropriate questions of applicants. again, yes. >> it was inadvertent. just some odd underlings out of cincinnati that did this and there was no political motive whatever involved. the question is how stupid do they think we are? >> geraldo: stupid or crafty, the second scandal plaguing the administration is still the spin the state department put on benghazi. >> ongoing obsession with talking points and benghazi and the attempts to politicize that. constitute a side show driven purely by or largely by political interests. >> the fact that the state department was intimately involved in this and they were taking out factual information because they were worried about the political ramifications of that, i think that is a pretty important point. >> geraldo: and perhaps the most important point or at least the scandal closest t
looking out for you. pounds the irs or engaging a politically motivated pitch hunt. the report reads beginning early 2010, quote, the ira used inappropriate criteria that identified for review tea party and other portions applying for tax-exempt status based upon their names or policy positions. the report also reveals the i. g. recommended nine specific steps that needed to be taken in order to prevent this from ever happening again in the future. however, the irs agreed to implement only seven of the nine steps and this did not sit well with the i. g.. in a letter he writes, quote, the irs's response also states issues discussed in the report have been resolved. we disagree with this statement as well, corrective actions have not been fully implemented. the arrogance of the irs and this administration simply can't be overstated. apen kicks 8 of the report is a copy of the letter they sent responding to investigators. in this they actually deny any of this was political. they say, quote, we believe the front line career employees that made the decisions acted out of a desire f
: before we go if you've had problems with the irs go to gretawire.com ask tell us. there is a special posting for you. good night from washington. >> bill: the o'reilly factor is on. tonight: >> my main concern is fixing the problem. >> and there are plenty of them to be fixed. the president is facing scrutiny on three fronts. >> when we express concern about leaks at a time when i still have got 60,000 plus troops in afghanistan, my job is to make sure that we're protecting what they do. >> tonight, we will update you on where all the controversy stands and talk to three individuals who are very skeptical of mr. obama charles krauthammer, congressman darrell issa, and laura ingraham will weigh in. why are you mounting this kind of support for him? >> there is just not enough evidence. it's just insane. i mean, he is not a terrorist. it's hard to believe that thousands of young women apparently are enthralled with the capture terrorist dzhokhar tsarnaev. we will try to get to the bottom of that. >> caution, you are about to enter the no spin zone, the factor begins right now. >> bill:
answers, so today congress tried to get them by holding the firstd to hearing on the irs scandal. outgoing commissioner steven miller was called to testify before the house, ways and means committee and he had a lotto explaining to do.mean >> as acting commissioner, i want to apologize on behalf of the internal revenue service for the mistakes that we made and the poor service we provided. >> do you believe it is illegal for employees of the irs to create lists to target individual groups and citizens in thisindi country? >> i don't believe it is. ev the terms tea party, patriots were being used. p you justa acknowledged a minute ago they were outrageous, and then when you were asked about this after you were briefed about this, that was the answere you gave us? how can we not conclude that yos misled this committee? >> i did not mislead the meet committee. >> can you assure this committee that none of the information provided the irs by these groups was shared or given to any other federal agency? >> i would or be shocked, congressman, if that happened. shocked. >> i think they're just ge
was the first contact you had from the irs and what did they want to know? >> the first contact we had from the irs, the first general round of questions, they wanted to know things like we want to see every facebook posted and tweet you tweeted. we want to know where you have spoken insthe inception of the organization and to whom and what you said and what you intend. at some point those questions cross the line. >> we have seen a picture. this is a picture of a note bock with all of the different filings and all of the different requests that you have had that you had to submit to the irs, is that accurate? it is tall as a soda can. and that's what hay asked you for? >> that is one round. we are asked hundreds of questions. and what was the most intrusive questions that were posed to you? >> i think the questions that wanted to know more about my future intent and my family. i started all of this because i wanted to create a better future for our children and the thought that our dpft is asking specific and personal questions about my future intentions makes me uncomfortable. >> you file
was done a.p. duped over the edits and everybody is angry over the irs. >> bret: thanks for inviting us into your home tonight. that's it for "special report," fair, balanced and unafraid. fortunately a special report online starts right now. >> shepard: big news out of washington in 45 seconds. but, first, facing death. the convicted murderer jodi arias is now one step closer to dying for her crime. a short time ago a jury in arizona found that jodi arias is, in fact, eligible for the death penalty. that jury found areas acted with extreme cruelty when she shot her ex-boyfriend, slit his throat ear to ear and stabbed him 27 times. just watch as she sat stone-faced in court as she learned she could face lethal injection. >> we the jury duly emand and sworn upon our action upon oaths find that the factor especially cruel has been proven signed foreperson. >> shepard: you may remember just after her conviction jodi arias said she wanted to die that death would come as a relief. much more on the jury's ruling and what's next for the convicted killer coming up inside fox rep
and this irs thing. >> and big questions tonight throughout the day today on fox news. thanks for joining us. >> "america live" starts right now. >>> a pair of growing scandals threatening to envelope the white house at this hour. welcome to "america live." i'm megyn kelly. first, the irs admits now that it inappropriately targeted conservative groups for additional scrutiny during the 2012 elections but it happened long before that as well. we have since learned that its admissions don't come close to encapsulating what it did. >>> bebegin with the benghazi terror attack that killed four americans including our ambassador on 9/11 of last year in benghazi, libya. over the past few days, reports surfaced the administration's talking points were changed over and over again. steve hayes broke it first last week. and jonathan carl doubled down and wow, have things changed since then. the talking points originally offered by the caa were watered down significantly. completely changed them, to delete references to suspected ties between the ties and islamic militants, al qaeda groups to scrub the
the president was not involved or informed that the irs was targeting the tea party. >> we didn't see the details or the report. we had no facts that such an investigation was coming to a conclusion. >> should the president have kept better tabs on the administration, as critics claim? lots of tough questions thrown at pfeifer, including where the president was when the benghazi attack was unfolding? we will ask two congressmen about that in our fair and balanced debate. i'm shannon bream, america's news headquarters live from the capitol starts right now. we begin with incredible images of a tornado tearing through the heartland these pictures taken by the iowa state meteorology center, some packing winds of 200 miles per hour have ripped through the country's mid-section and that area is in store for more trouble today. what is the latest? >> reporter: shan obon, this is going to be a three-day event. and the main event starts today, even though we saw the incredible pictures across kansas. the storm is not moving quickly, so all along the heartland, we want people to be alert and l
and the irs. >> this has been going on for four years. >> oh, no. it's been going on for 40 years. >> bill: factor continues its investigation into why a major maryland jail facility was taken over by a vicious drug gang. should the governor of maryland be held responsible? >> are you going to come on the factor one of these days, governor. maybe. i don't generally watch fox. >> why do you want to be hating on me dog. i am just trying to keep it rizzsy. that means real. i think it means real. >> bill: why is the zany duck dynasty program so successful? we will talk with one of its stars. >> this is my reputation that's on the line. caution, you are about to enter the no spin zone. the factor begins right now. >> bill: hi, i'm bill o'reilly. thanks for watching us tonight. there is a verdict in the late breaking abortion case. megyn kelly will report in just a few moments. first, truth, truth and the federal government. that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo. we have another story that indicates the federal government is not telling the truth on important matters. march 2
and the irs targeting a conservative group. kelly wright with the newest details on the benghazi investigation. but we start with anna kooiman and the government seizure of secret procedures. unprecedented violation of the freedom of the press. the justice department under fire as attorneys for the associated press say it secretly obtained records for 20 phone lines both work and personal. they scanned several bureaus the press gallery and house of representatives. more than 140 reporters work in the offices where the records were taken. >> they haven't told us what they were looking for or why we didn't get prior notice. this seems to be very broad and we don't really know what it's about. >> the white house saying it has no knowledge of the doj inquiry. jay carney said we have no knowledge of any attempts by the justice department to seek phone records of the ap. we are not involved with decisions involved with criminal investigations. the justice department refuses to say why it fought the records. prosecutors said they are investigating who leaked details about a al qaeda plot during the o
department had a heavy haunnd in watering down t account of the attack. the developing story at the irs the head of the agency was out but was he resigning anyway? take a look at this video from last evening. at least three twisters tearing through leaving at least 6 people dead this morning. more than 100 people have been hurt and 14 are missing at this hour. >>> joining us now with the breaking details, ainsley earhardt. >> good morning patti ann and heather. the city hit the worst gran berry texas. 30 miles southwest of fort worth. officials rushing as many as 50 people to the hospital. crews are searching for even more. >> we have i think 18 personnel had bulldozers out there trying to get people in and get people out. it was a war zone like we have saw in the past with returns from the coast. it was bad. >> at this point many people are thankful they are alive. >> our neighborhood is gone. it's just gone. we made it, but there's people missing still. there's a lot of hurt people out there. >> the severe thunderstorms left the roads flooded and hail the size of golf balls. take a lo
>> >> jeff: tonight the i.r.s. fire storm. revelations that conservative political groups were targeted provokes a sunday backlash. bill plante is at the white house. this video gives us a new and dramatic look at the rescue of the cleveland kidnap victims. terrell brown spoke with two eye witnesses. >> there we go! we're under way! >> jeff: it is day two for the warrior games in colorado with prince harry front and center. manual bojorquez is there. and the sensors cup, seth doane shines a spotlight on how american movies are changed before they can open in china. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> jeff: good evening, everyone, i'm jeff glor. outrageous and chilling. two of the words used today to describe what was happening at the i.r.s. after we learned the agency singled out conservative political groups for extra scrutiny. tonight republicans are calling for a full investigation. and bill plante is at the white house has reaction. >> reporter: new revelations about i.r.s. targeting of conservative advocacy groups raise the level of outrage today
, and they are firing back. >>brian: the i.r.s., the a.p. and of course benghazi. the president only took one question yesterday, though it was a compound question and it really fueled all the stories. >>gretchen: it was the very first question, so we will tell you exactly what happened at the press conference. first, your headlines from overnight. a shocking announcement. angelina jolie revealing she underwent a double mastectomy. the actress made the decision after finding out she carried the mutation of the brca-1 gene. that increases her risk of getting breast cancer by 87%. after the procedure her chances of getting breast cancer now less than 5%. she said the decision to have a mastectomy is not easy but one i'm happy i made. i can tell my children that they don't need to fear they will lose me to breast cancer. angelina's mother died of ovarian cancer at the age of 56. angelina 37 years old. her mastectomy and reconstruction happened over three months at a breast center in california. >> the justice department secretly obtained two months of phone records for reporters and editors at the associ
irs commissioner is expected to face a real grilling on capitol hill about why that agency targeted conservative groups. if you thought that scandal couldn't get worse even more troubling details emerge. elizabeth pran is live and this has an unusual link to obama care. >> the outgoing commissioner steven miller will testify before the house weighs and means committee today. this two sources telling fox news the irs officials in charge of leading the group when the tea party groups were targeted is now the director of the irs office responsible for carrying out parts of the affordable care act. sara hall ingram was commissioner of the tax unit between 2009 and 2012. at that time according to the washington examiners she got more than 100,000 dollars in bonuses. her successor is taking the fall for that scandal and he has since announced his retirement. her new unit is responsible for enforcing parts of the sweeping healthcare law such as enforcing fines associated with the individual mandate and determining whether people are eligible for subsidies from the government to help pay fo
. >> and the irs taed t president's political opponents but now the irs crosss.iin the why that fighar from over. >> clayton: plus nanny mayorichael bloomberg has or so so high schoolers. skip college and be a plumber. key actually be on to something? "fox & friends" hour one starts right now. re going r to anorning. extreme weather alert okt more tornadoe touchingown this time at the state of kansas. a looat this m twister caught on camera. initial report say at through mltiple kansas >> when storm chasers spotted this one out of the ty of r where one home w reportedly destroyed. nword of any injuries. >> rick reichmuth jong us with a look where these nasty storms are red. >> the roof blownff the hououple in absutelye yesterday's stormse were all over thes tornadoes out as west kansas to the west ofi-35. not much out t. fect place snap tornadoes like that s over h and if they went eighborhoods. not a lot of home and neighborhoods out the not where yill want to see it today will not exactly be the same story. we wi see theorms fireoff to the east. itt stretches into the centr parthe state. you s
for his crimes. first on fox this monday night. the head of the irs found out a year ago that staffers were targeting conservative groups. that's the word from the irs itself the head of the irs is a political appointee. he serves at the pleasure of the president. another apologized last week but top officials insisted did not know what lower workers were doing. went after tea party or patriot in their names to see whether they are violating their tax exempt status. lawmakers from both parties are promising to get to the bottom of it. the house ways and means committee will hold a hearing this friday. that's new today according to the chairman the michigan republican dave camp. the senate finance committee chairman max baucus a democrat from montana says his panel will also investigate. its fox top story and mike emanuel is live on it tonight from washington. one republican is calling for the head of the irs to step down, mike. >> that's true. already a call for heads to roll. senator mark co-rubio sent e stronglyto secretary jack urges president obama to demand the irs commissioner's
out there. the chairman of the house intelligence committee calling for an investigation. irs targeted conservative groups leading up to the 2012 election. >> heather: plus the first case of freedom. dramatic new video showing the very moment when police stormed the home and rescued those three women in cleveland. >> gregg: worldwide manhunt for a fugitive coming to an end he thought he was living on easy street until the cops took him down by his swoomg pool in his shorts, of course,. >> heather: white house under pressure. amid a stunning report that the official report of benghazi attacks that killed four americans was revised 12 times. the changing accounts leading to charges that the white house deliberately wanted to mislead the country on what really happened. now a word that has not been used often since watergate is entering the covering. here is republican senator john mccain. >> i would call it a cover-up. i would call it a cover-up in the extent there was willful removal of information which was obvious. was obvious. mr. hi, dropped susan rice say that. >> heather: strong w
: thank you very much, you guys. we start with this fox news alert. there are new reports that the irs targeting of tea party groups may just be the beginning. according to "the wall street journal" in a story this the irs actually went way beyond the tea party. they focused on any groups using words like constitution and patriot in their scans. anybody that was not happy with the way that the country is being run. there is a look outside the irs building. and good morning to you, everybody, i'm martha maccallum here in "america's newsroom.". >> happy monday morning, martha, i'm gregg jarrett in for bill hemmer. of a the irs admitted to targeting any groups with the words tea party or patriot there are reports that the abuse went a whole lot further including groups that deal with government spending, even the constitution. lawmakers on both sides of the aisle calling for an investigation. >> the conclusion that the irs came to that they did have agents who were engaged in intimidation of political groups. is as dangerous a problem the government can have and i don't care if you're a c
in connecticut straight ahead. >> plus, a heated hearing on the irs scandal. who is responsible for targeting these individuals? >> i don't have names for you, mr. brady. i'm willing to try to find that out. >> the outgoing irs chief refuses to name names. why can't the administration find knows who are to blame for targeting the president's political enemies. that's coming up. >> they always say a bird in the hand is worth something. well, take a look at this video. >> get a mike. >> oh my god. [ laughter ] >> come on. that guy is my hero. a bird caught bear handed with the pastor with the golden grip. he joins us live. >> i like his response. >> i got this bird. >> "fox & friends" hour one starts right now. ♪ ♪ >> good morning, again, everyone. we the want to start with the fox news alert. it was a chaotic scene on the rails two. trains packed with commuters coming home on a friday night. collided right on the track in connecticut during last night's evening rush hour. 60 people were taken to the hospital and at least five this morning have critical injuries. >> pictures you are looking
to that, new reports this morning that the irs scandal may be first bigger than expected. president obama also increasingly defensive in the news conference over the growing benghazi firestorm. we may find out how many scandals the white house can juggle at one time. we have fox team coverage of this. catherine herridge is on the justice department's snooping on the ap. and doug mckelway on the expanding irs investigation. we'll start this morn with catherine. what are we learning on this, this morning? >> reporter: ap made public on letter from attorney general eric holder talking about the seizure of the justice department calling it unjustified and overly broad. they potentially reveal communications with confidential sources. we regard this action by the department of justice as serious interference with the ap's constitutional rights to gather and report the news. neither the ap nor the justice department is confirming why the records were taken, fox news was told it is part of a justice department investigation into the alleged disclosure of classified information. associated press
sunday talk shows to demand answers from the irs for admitting targeting groups bike the tea party since 2011. kelly wright has more on this interesting story. ghood morning, kelly. >> interesting to say the least. if you have ever been in trouble with the irs you know how relentless they can be in skrut niedzing nearly eve-- scrutiniz every detail of your life. seems the tables are being turned on the irs. they are demanding an investigation into the internal revenue service. they admit some of the low level workers wrongly target a conservative group among them especially tea party or patriots in their name. and while the agency is apologizing for its mistake some members of congress say sorry isn't enough. they are calling for more scrutiny in the investigation. i don't care if you are a conservative liberal democrat or republican this should send a chill up your spine. this is something we cannot let go. we have to have a full investigation. >> it is absolutely chilling that the irs was singling out conservative groups for extra review and i think that is very disappointing that the
fire because treasury department officials were told of the irs investigation a year ago. but tonight, we have learned that some republican members of congress were also told back then. reena ninan joining us from the white house. reena, good evening. >> reporter: the white house officials were first made aware of the irs probe in late april. but insisted president obama wasn't informed then. instead, learning about it when the story broke in the media. white house aide dan pfeiffer says no orders were given to the irs to go after tea party groups. >> bottom line, no communication as far as you know from the white house, to the irs, about this targeting? >> no. absolutely not. whether it's legal or illegal, is not important to the fact that the conduct of the matter. we have to make sure it doesn't happen again. >> reporter: senior treasury officials learned of the investigation last year and so did republicans. the chair of the house oversight committee knew of the probe in june. and asked what would be in an irs inspector general's report. >> i knew when we made the allegations a ye
this aggressive and absurd. on the irs issue -- >> no question republicans are trying to make political hay. >> reporter: a senior advisor speak out. >> when they want to do when lacking a positive agenda is try to drag washington into a swamp of partisan fishing expeditions and trumped up allegations. >> reporter: president obama's agency promising a top-down review. >> there is a culture of intimidation throughout the administration. it is no wonder that the agents and the irs sort of get the message. the president demonizes his opponents. >> reporter: but gop leaders concede there is no evidence the white house ordering the targeting of conservatives. >> we don't have anything to say that the president knew about this. >> the investigation has just begun so i'm not going to reach a conclusion about what we may find. >> reporter: after what may have been among the toughest weeks of the obama presidency, a just-released poll shows the president's approval rating largely unaffected. still the majority of americans view all these issues as very important to the nation, despite white house cl
morning, i'm alisyn camerota. new details that the irs has been targeting conservative groups like the tea party since longer than we had thought, since 2011. why now are they apologizing. >> tucker: then the more questions we have about benghazi. who did the orders to stand down. >> plus, it was most popular hair cut in america. rachel worn by jennifer aniston could have been one big mistake. >> alisyn: i
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